I am really interested to see what Jacobs develops into. Reports are 6`2 with a large frame, tremendous skating, absolute cannon and a good first pass. I love toolsy defensmen like that. Especially with Bouwmeester comparisons being tossed around.
What's nice about Santini in the few videos I've seen is his hitting seems explosive but he sets up his hits through good positioning and technique, not wild skating and aggression.
Yes, I notice when he hits a lot of time it finishes in a pin along the boards, tremendous control of his body throughout the plays. This kid could play in the NHL now, I seriously think his skills and defense would hold up.
I didn't think my point was that difficult to understand. Schneider had a down year in terms of sv% so a rebound wouldn't surprise me either. I fully expect him to play 65 games this year at .925. NJ would have to be pretty bad not to make the playoffs at that ratio.